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My 1992 ford f250 5.8 351 will start but wont idle unless i give it gas but does it every now and then 4

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Idle air control motor prob need replacing

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hi, there may be a number of things blocked SLOW RUNNING JETS ( inside carburetter), spark plugs need replacing or cleaning, high tention spark plug leads dodgy (cracked insulation) leaking current (missing spark), distributer cap and or rotar arm ( cap inside distributer), insufisient fuel feed. gerry

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